Fonds UC019 - Sisco Memorial United Church (Coaticook) fonds

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Sisco Memorial United Church (Coaticook) fonds

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CA ETRC UC019

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  • 1860-2012 (Creation)

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0,7 m of textual records. - 1 postcard. - 1 artefact.

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Sisco Memorial United Church, initially of Methodist denomination, was organized between 1853 and 1855 in Coaticook. The first religious services were held in the schoolhouse, until a wooden church was erected and dedicated in 1855. Because the community was growing, a second church of brick was built five years later. In 1925, when the United Church of Canada was founded, amalgamating Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches, the Coaticook Methodist Church decided to join the Union and was renamed the Coaticook United Church. Since 1956, the church has been called Sisco Memorial United Church in memory of Gordon Sisco, a prominent member of the congregation. The church building was sold to the Town of Coaticook in 1993. The congregation continued to worship in the building, which is now called the Pavillion des arts et de la culture de Coaticook, for a time and then later worshipped with the St. Stephen Anglican Church in Coaticook. On 12 July 2012, the congregation of Sisco Memorial officially disbanded due to declining membership.

Sisco Memorial United Church in Coaticook was under the jurisdiction of the Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery of the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada. The Church was governed by the Board of Trustees, the Official Board, the Session, and the Congregation in co-operation with organizations within the Church, such as the Young Ladies' Circle, the Women's Association, and the Women's Missionary Society.

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The fonds contains source material on the management, the congregation's affairs, the Sunday School and the women's organizations of the Sisco Memorial United Church in Coaticook from 1860 to 1993. It also provides information on the Coaticook-Compton-Balwin's Mills Pastoral Charge from 1955 to 1958, the Ayer's Cliff-Coaticook-Way's Mills Pastoral Charge from 1969 to 1978, and the Lakes and Streams Pastoral Charge from 1994 to1998. It consists mainly of minutes, annual reports, correspondence, registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials, and, account books. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1873-2012), Buildings and Property (1886-1996), Financial Resources (1938-2012), Banns/Marriage Certificates (1950-1957), Annual Reports (1927-1998), Baptisms, Marriages and Burials (1860-1962), Orders of Service (1905-1966), Funds (2003, 2012), Membership (1870-2012), Historical (1955-1962, 1996, [200-?]), Organizations (1890-1966), Committees ([1947?]-1969), Photographs ([1921?]), and Artefacts ([after 1923]).

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The registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials may be restricted at the discretion of the Archivist.

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Researchers may also consult the Ayer's Cliff-Magog Pastoral Charge fonds (UC024).

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The documents were loaned in 1993 by the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada.
The archives of the Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery local churches are all arranged according to a common classification system established by Susan Stanley, former Montreal and Ottawa Conference Archivist.
The documents are in English.

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1 février, 2016

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